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The Resource The Sympathizer

The Sympathizer

Label
The Sympathizer
Title
The Sympathizer
Statement of responsibility
Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Language
eng
Summary
The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as five other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a “man of two minds," a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who arranges to come to America after the Fall of Saigon, and while building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam. The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping espionage novel, and a powerful story of love and friendship
Summary
Follows a Viet Cong agent as he spies on a South Vietnamese army general and his compatriots as they start a new life on 1975 Los Angeles
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2016.
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2016.
  • Asian Pacific American Award for Literature: Adult Fiction, 2016.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel by an American Author, 2016.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2015
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2016.
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Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
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Target audience
adult
Label
The Sympathizer
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780802191694
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Specific material designation
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Label
The Sympathizer
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a10d87c0-5fba-4163-993a-c1f14e6df1d7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780802191694
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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